Excelsior High School (Jamaica)
|Excelsior High School|
137 Mountain View Avenue
|School type||Secondary school|
(Do It With Thy Might)
|Founder||Hon. Aston Wesley Powell|
|Locale||St Andrew, Jamaica|
|Chairperson||Ms. Lilieth Deacon|
|Principal||Mr. Deanroy Bromfield|
|Chaplain||Rev. Dr. Phillip O'B. Robinson|
|Grades||7 to 13|
|Gender||Boys and girls|
|Age range||11 to 20|
|Average class size||45|
|Classes offered||Business,Technical, Foreign languages, Sciences, Arts, Home Management, Mathematics, English Language, Religious Ed., Physical Education, Entrepreneurship, among others|
|Hours in school day||7:30 am - 3:00pm|
|Houses||Cousins, Wint, Shirley, Whiteman, Powell, Sherlock,|
|Colour(s)||Green and yellow|
|Song||"On Christ the sure foundation"|
|Sports||Football, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics, Softball,Table Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse|
|Nickname||"Agé" or "Ekkie"|
|Feeder schools||Excelsior Primary School|
Excelsior High School is a co-educational high school for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 20. It was first established in 1931 in Campbell Town and is now located in Kingston, Jamaica.
The school program includes academics, sports, and performing arts. Students who have gone on to become artists include Louis Bennett Coverly and Konshens. Students who have gone on to become professional sportsmen include the cricketers Courtney Walsh who was selected for the Jamaica national cricket team straight out of school, and Chris Gayle. The school is known for winning the Manning and Walker Cup more than once, and beating St George's College..
The school has a "green" program facilitated by a group of students in an environmental club who recycle plastic bottles and paper, interact with the agricultural science programme, plant and maintain grass and plants on the school grounds, and maintain a greenhouse.
- "Jamaican High Schools D-H". Jamaican High Schools. Retrieved November 2013. Check date values in:
- "In Kingston, Jamaica Excelsior High School Goes Green". Green Antilles. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
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